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Photography: The Whole Story

Juliet Hacking, David Campany


A celebration of the most beautiful, meaningful and inspiring photographs that have arisen from this very modern medium

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Photography: The Whole Story leads you through the world’s most iconic photographs – those images that have become key reference points in our conception of ourselves and the world around us.

• Organized chronologically, it traces the evolution of photography period by period, while detailed timelines provide historical and cultural context

• The works of key photographers – such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Andreas Gursky – are assessed to reveal what motivated them, who influenced whom and what each was striving to achieve

• Illustrated focal points single out such aspects as use of colour and visual metaphor, quirks of composition and technical innovation

• Includes a diverse and international roster of contemporary practitioners

If you love photography and would like to know more, Photography: The Whole Story is for you.

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'Superb ... a pleasure to read'
Black & White Photography

'It's hard to think of a classic photo that isn't included here, and opened up by skilled and thought-provoking analysis. A beautiful volume'
The Scotsman

'An uncommonly impressive and well-written addition to an oversubscribed field'
The World of Interiors

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 24.5 x 17.2 cm

Extent: 576 pp

Publication date: 11 March 2021

ISBN: 9780500296103

About the Author

Juliet Hacking has been Programme Director of the MA in Photography (contemporary and historical) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art since 2006. She is also the author of Lives of the Great Photographers (Thames & Hudson, 2015).